12/17/06 03:34 pm (UTC) - kaiserdad - Sounds right
1) Verbal Intelligence - knows more swear words. 2) Mathematical Intelligence - can count more than 10 without taking socks off. 3) General Knowledge - can name every General in the Battle of Waterloo.
ummm... last time i looked up & read up on iq - stanford-binet, etc - which was quite some time ago - there was general-but-not-universal agreement that an iq score of under about 80-85 & over 135-140 was not a reliable indicator of any significance greater than "under 80-85", or "over 135-140", respectively - even if the population being measured was tolerably homogenous and from that for whom the test[s] in question were designed.
and that's presuming the evaluators of the significance were prepared to agree that "iq scores" indicated anything more than one's ability to gain marks in iq tests... *g*
i know that i am reasonably intelligent (though somewhat less effectively so than pre-vegetablisation): and within certain fields i'm - still - capable of occasional realisations of some insight (or whatever you care to call it/'em); but i am not & was never a genius: very few - if any - of these have been ones achieving a radical simplification (or even a radical complication *g*) within their field; a couple, maybe, have opened up - or had the potential to open up, if followed up & further refined - different ways of looking at things, that could prove interesting & useful, or "constructively provoking", in their areas.
i think genius lies, at least in part, in the combination of generating *many* such insights, the ability to recognise them for their great potential and the ability to develop them further, for greater, and more widespread, application.
but i don't know if there's any generally accepted definition of "genius" :-)